Illinois
Listings are alphabetized by city with:

1.    Groups and Projects

2.    Information and Referrals

G R O U P S     A N D     P R O J E C T S

Progressive Masculinities Mentors (PMM)

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

The Progressive Masculinities Mentors are a group of concerned men who seek to work with other men in an attempt to transform traditional notions of “what it means to be a man” through support, education, and activism.

The Women’s Center, Inc

Carbondale

The mission of The Women’s Center, Inc. is to end domestic violence and sexual assault against women, men, adolescents, and children in Southern Illinois and to assist survivors of these crimes and their non-offending significant others.

Sexual Assault Counseling & Information Service (SACIS)

Charleston

Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) provides crisis and on-going services to victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Counseling services are also available to the victims’ significant others (parents/guardians, siblings, spouses, etc.).

Center for the Human Rights of Children

Loyola University, Chicago

Loyola’s Center for the Human Right s of Children represents, coordinates,  and stimulates efforts to understand, protect and apply the rights of children.

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)

Chicago

CAASE believes it is possible to stop sexual exploitation by directly addressing the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or tacitly support sexually exploitive acts against people.

CAWC (Coonections for Abuse Women and their Children)

Chicago

CAWC is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence.

Office of Sexual Violence Support Services

DePaul University, Chicago

This office emerged from DePaul students, staff and faculty coming together to address issues of sexual violence on campus.

100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc

Chicago

REAL MEN, GIVING REAL TIME: The Premier Volunteer Mentoring Organization for African-American Youth throughout the Greater Chicago Area.

Rape Victim Advocates (RVA)

Chicago

RVA has two primary goals: to assure that survivors of sexual assault are treated with dignity and compassion; and to affect changes in the way the legal system, medical institutions and society as a whole respond to survivors.

SHEER (Sexual Health Education to End Rape)

Chicago (Area)

Sexuality Health Education to End Rape (SHEER) is a survivor centered, sex positive, pro-consent coalition formed to prevent sexual assault, abuse, harassment and victim blaming and to address myths about rape by promoting an affirmative consent standard as the cornerstone of healthy sexual interactions

Women’s Resource Center

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

We are the central space on campus for women and men students, faculty, staff, and community members who are passionate about issues of gender equality.

Dove, Inc

Decatur

Doves’ Domestic Violence Program provides comprehensive assistance and support to families affected by domestic violence.

Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center

Decatur

We provide healing services to victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse, and their significant others.

Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault (MARS)

Northwestern University, Evanston

MARS’ purpose is to engage and educate men about the issues of rape and sexual assault.

Sexual Health & Assault Peer Educators (SHAPE)

Northwestern University, Evanston

SHAPE is a Northwestern student organization affiliated with Northwestern University Health Service that provides education, organizes events, and generates dialogue about sexual health and sexual assault.

Men Advocating Nonviolence

Western Illinois University, Macomb

Men Advocating Nonviolence promotes a culture of peace; facilitates a discussion about masculinity, femininity, and violence as learned performances, not inherent ones; encourages men to express themselves in an authentic manner, apart from society’s expectations of their gender; and, provides a safe space for men to define their own manhood.

Men’s Outreach

Western Illinois University, Macomb

Our Men’s Outreach program is designed to get more men involved in the life of the Women’s Center, as well as to encourage men to take responsibility for stopping violence against women, to attend and support women’s athletic events, and to educate men about gender equity and human and social justice issues in general.

Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (CARE) Program

University of Illinois, Urbana

CARE organizes a mandatory program for all first-year students to receive during their first semester.  CARE workshop participants discuss ways that they can support someone who has been sexually assaulted and steps that they can take to eliminate this violence.

Feminist Majority

University of Illinois, Urbana (meetings in Champaign)

The Feminist Majority is an organization devoted to identifying, understanding, and rectifying the issues surrounding women’s rights and equality in Society. Our task here at U of I is to help inform students and ultimately make a difference in the lives of others – striving for an eventual world where women no longer have to struggle for equality.  Our organization is open to, and consequently comprised of, members of many different gender, sexual, political, racial, and culture identification groups.

Men Against Sexual Violence (MASV) (Facebook)

University of Illinois, Urbana

Men Against Sexual Violence (MASV) is a service group of like-minded individuals dedicated to the elimination of all forms of sexual violence against women and men.

Men of Impact

University of Illinois, Urbana

We address the needs and concerns facing Black men in our community, via education and enlightening activites. Our primary goal is to equip Black men with the necessary tools to overcome the social stigmas facing them in society today.

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)

Statewide:

The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) is a not for profit, membership organization that works to eliminate violence against women and their children by promoting the eradication of domestic violence throughout Illinois; ensuring the safety of survivors, their access to services, and their freedom of choice; holding abusers accountable for the violence they perpetrate; and encouraging the development of victim-sensitive laws, policies and procedures across all systems that impact survivors.

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Abuse (ICASA)

Statewide:  Springfield

The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) is a not-for-profit corporation of 33 community-based sexual assault crisis centers working together to end sexual violence.

MOMSV (Mothers on a Mission to Stop Violence)

Statewide: Ingleside

MOMSV is a grass-roots organization dedicated to strengthening and enforcing laws that affect victims and survivors of violent crime and working to create a fair,just, and equitable court system.

I N F O R M A T I O N     A N D     R E F E R R A L S

Rape or Sexual Assault Aurora University, Aurora

Sexual Assault Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

What is Sexual Assault? Eastern Illinois University, Charleston

Acquaintance/Date Rape University of Chicago, Chicago

Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) University of Illinois, Chicago

Men Can Prevent Sexual Assault Loyola University, Chicago

Interpersonal Violence Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

If You are the Victim of Sexual Assault Knox College, Galesburg

Sexual Assault and Rape Western Illinois University, Macomb

Dealing with Sexual Assault Monmouth College, Monmouth

Male Survivors Illinois State University, Normal

What Can Men Do? Illinois State University, Normal

Sexual Assault Response Procedure Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights

Sexual Assault Bradley University, Peoria

Sexual Assault Augustana College, Rock Island

Sexual Assault Information & Resources Wheaton College, Wheaton